We are a registered non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the U.S. and a NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) in Viet Nam, and are seeking to improve the lives of the poorest children and families in Da Nang, Quang Nam, and surrounding areas. All of our board members are volunteers, and we employ several Vietnamese nationals in Da Nang. Learn more on our About Us page.
We are based in Da Nang, Viet Nam, the 4th largest city in Viet Nam with over 800,000 inhabitants, located in central Viet Nam on the coast of the South China Sea.
L.O.V.E. is a Christian relief organization that provides spiritual, physical and emotional support to Central Vietnam’s impoverished children, orphans, at-risk and special-needs children. We address the following needs: Providing better opportunities to poor families to complete their children’s education by providing school fees, extra classes to enrich their studies, and extra help when needed. Also by providing better health and dental care and better nutrition. We serve by offering hope to those without hope, and encouragement to those who have given up.
90% of sponsorship/scholarship funds go directly to the recipients' needs (school fees, etc.) These monies are paid to the source of the expense, not directly to the recipient. 10% of these funds are applied to administrative costs (office expenses, travel, staff salaries, etc.).
Breakdown of Student House Sponsorship varies according to House needs, and is listed on each House's profile.
General funds are applied as needed, and all donations earmarked for specific needs are applied directly to those needs minus 10% admin fee if needed.
Any individual or group (such as a Sunday School class or youth group) can assume a sponsorship of a
child, family or student home. We only ask that you be committed and faithful.
Our staff visit each family personally and determine their needs. Most families are referred to us by churches, government, and other organizations.
Yes, they are monitored regularly - most on a monthly basis - for their general health and well-being. Any children receiving sponsorships or scholarships must make a reasonable effort to attend and achieve in school. Families who are able to rise out of poverty are removed from the program to make room for the more needy. Children who do not make a reasonable effort to attend and perform well in school, lose their support.
No, you may cancel at any time. We just ask that you give us as much notice as possible so we can find another to help your sponsored child(ren).
You may select the amount of time you wish to sponsor, but we greatly encourage each sponsorship to last until the child/ren finishes their education. You can pay by check or online. You can also schedule automatic monthly donations. We highly recommend that for regularly scheduled payments, such as sponsorships, you sign up for auto-pay or use your banking institution's bill pay.
You can pay by check or online. You can even schedule automatic monthly donations. We highly recommend that for regularly scheduled payments such as sponsorships, you sign up for our auto-pay, or use your banking institution's bill pay program. Details can be found on our Donate page.
We strongly encourage correspondence with sponsored children. You may email or mail your letters to us, and we will translate and deliver, and vice versa.
The annual Tet celebration and the Mid-Autumn Festival are the big ones. Many also celebrate Christmas.
Yes. However, shipping/postage and customs to Viet Nam is high, and it is generally more cost effective to send us the money to purchase gifts locally. You may choose what you'd like us to purchase, or let us choose based on our knowledge of the recipient. You will receive photos of your gift(s) and the child/ren receiving it.
Absolutely...we encourage it.
No, each child has one designated sponsor.
L.O.V.E. prefers to use email for all correspondence, including donation receipts, our newsletters, and correspondence with our children. This saves us a great deal of funds that can be better applied elsewhere. Please contact us to request other methods of communication/correspondence.
L.O.V.E. does not share payment information, banking information, emails, email addresses or other personal information or correspondence outside of the organizations of L.O.V.E. and G4Kids (our sister organization in Germany). Only information relating to the sponsorship of L.O.V.E.'s children through G4Kids is shared between these two organizations. L.O.V.E. is committed to protecting the privacy of our sponsors and supporters.